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I have a rat 7 mouse and i keep having issues under Linux I got the buttons working with entry in the xorg.conf but I keep getting this weird drifting effect where the mouse moves even if it is held stable or sitting by itself. It doesn't happen in windows. Does anyone use one of these mice in Linux and know how to fix it? Really annoying.
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you will need to download the package:

the-cAT_intImidator to keep it still, then add this line to xorg:

cat:catch:rat
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you will need to download the package:

the-cAT_intImidator to keep it still, then add this line to xorg:

cat:catch:rat
Ha! Well played!
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sorry was of no help, in a goofy mood today
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I have a rat 7 mouse and i keep having issues under Linux I got the buttons working with entry in the xorg.conf but I keep getting this weird drifting effect where the mouse moves even if it is held stable or sitting by itself. It doesn't happen in windows. Does anyone use one of these mice in Linux and know how to fix it? Really annoying.
Are you using a Dell laptop?

Do you have any other mice, trackpads or other pointing devices attached to the computer?
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Are you using a Dell laptop?

Do you have any other mice, trackpads or other pointing devices attached to the computer?
It is on my sig rig no other mouse attached it does not happen with my ms sidewinder. I have heard complaints about the phillips twin eye sensors, no issues in windows. Maybe the linux input driver is just reading it differently?
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It is on my sig rig no other mouse attached it does not happen with my ms sidewinder. I have heard complaints about the phillips twin eye sensors, no issues in windows. Maybe the linux input driver is just reading it differently?
No joystick either?! Steering wheel, hacked in Wiimote, anything?
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No joystick either?! Steering wheel, hacked in Wiimote, anything?
No nothing other than the mouse and keyboard for input.
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No nothing other than the mouse and keyboard for input.
No cat sleeping on the mouse cord, either?

OK, I give up. Post a copy of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
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Heres the input related entries
------------------------------------------------------------

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "aticonfig Layout"
Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]-0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# generated from default
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Mouse Remap"
MatchProduct "Saitek Cyborg R.A.T.7 Mouse"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 9 10 11 12 0 0 0"
EndSection

-----------------------------------------------------------

The last section fixed the other problem I'd have where I'd click once and then nothing would be click-able again until I removed the mouse.
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